WorldCat Identities

Mundy, Talbot 1879-1940

Overview
Works: 171 works in 636 publications in 6 languages and 4,360 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Spy stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6025.U66, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Talbot Mundy
King--of the Khyber rifles : a romance of adventure by Talbot Mundy( Book )

42 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of King - of the Khyber rifles in comic book format
Tros of Samothrace by Talbot Mundy( Book )

20 editions published between 1925 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om : the secret of Ahbor Valley by Talbot Mundy( Book )

17 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Brits koloniaal ambtenaar en tevens geheim agent ontraadselt vele geheimen en krijgt ook inzicht in hogere levenswijsheden
Queen Cleopatra : a novel by Talbot Mundy( Book )

15 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purple pirate by Talbot Mundy( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winds of the world by Talbot Mundy( Book )

22 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A watery July sun was hurrying toward a Punjab sky-line, as if weary of squandering his strength on men who did not mind, and resentful of the unexplainable-a rainy-weather field-day. The cold steel and khaki of native Indian cavalry at attention gleamed motionless between British infantry and two batteries of horse artillery. The only noticeable sound was the voice of a general officer, that rose and fell explaining and asserting pride in his command, but saying nothing as to the why of exercises in the mud. Nor did he mention why the censorship was in full force. He did not say a word of Germany, or Belgium
Jimgrim by Talbot Mundy( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's guard by Talbot Mundy( Book )

9 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eye of Zeitoon by Talbot Mundy( Book )

15 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shall I speak of Zeitoon? This, then: the Turks never conquered it! They came once and built a fort on the opposite mountainside, with guns to overawe us all. We took their fort by storm! We threw their cannon down a thousand feet into the bed of the torrent, and there they lie today! We took prisoner as many of their Arab zaptiehs as still were living -- It takes better than Osmanli to conquer the men of Zeitoon!
The nine unknown by Talbot Mundy( Book )

17 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in English and French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ivory trail by Talbot Mundy( Book )

13 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimates of ease and affluence vary with the point of view. While his older brother lived, Monty had continued in his element, a cavalry officer, his combined income and pay ample for all that the Bombay side of India might require of an English gentleman. They say that a finer polo player, a steadier shot on foot at a tiger, or a bolder squadron leader never lived. But to Monty's infinite disgust his brother died childless. It is divulging no secret that the income that passed with the title varied between five and seven thousand pounds a year, according as coal was high, and tenants prosperous or not-a mere miserable pittance, of course, for the Earl of Montdidier and Kirkudbrightshire; so that all his ventures, and therefore ours, had one avowed end-shekels enough to lift the mortgages from his estates
Rung ho! by Talbot Mundy( Book )

23 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howrah City bows the knee More or less to masters three, King, and Prince, and Siva. Howrah City pays in pain Taxes which the royal twain Give to priests, to give again (More or less) to Siva. THAT was no time or place for any girl of twenty to be wandering unprotected. Rosemary McClean knew it; the old woman, of the sweeper caste, that is no caste at all,-the hag with the flat breasts and wrinkled skin, who followed her dogwise, and was no more protection than a toothless dog,-knew it well, and growled about it in incessant undertones that met with neither comment nor response
Guns of the gods : a story of Yasmini's youth by Talbot Mundy( Book )

21 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talbot Mundy was born William Lancaster Gribbon on April 23rd 1879 in London. After a particularly undistinguished record at Rugby School, he ran off to Germany and joined a circus. After his return, from Germany, he left Britain to work as a relief worker in Baroda in India, followed by further adventures in Africa, the Near East and the Far East. His initial inclination was to be a con artist, a confidence trickster and exploit other areas of petty criminality. However with a change of location to the United States and a near fatal mugging he decided that life as an upright citizen was now more to his liking. At age 29 he had decided on Talbot Mundy as a name and three years later in 1911 he began his writing career. Obviously late but it was still to be prodigious none the less. Many of his novels including his first 'Rung Ho! ' and his most famous 'King - Of the Khyber Rifles are set during the British Raj in India. In early 1922, Mundy moved to San Diego, California and in late 1923 began writing perhaps his finest novel, Om, the Secret of Ahbor Valley. Whilst much of Talbot's early life was used in his work it seems he was not particularly proud to return to these places or indeed say to much more about his earlier escapades. Although his writing was to prove very popular over the years and has been revived on many occasions since his death it is fair to say that both his writing and his life were colourful. He married a number of times and still believed that his business dealings would make him very rich. However much of his life would not go as planned and it took several marriages in the hope of finding true happiness. His sixth wife, Dawn, gave birth to a girl on 26 February 1933 shortly after their return to England. Unfortunately the child died shortly after birth. Thereafter he wrote little but much of his work was republished and his name kept in print. On 5 August 1940 Talbot Mundy died from complications associated with diabetes
Old Ugly-face by Talbot Mundy( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hira Singh : when India came to fight in Flanders by Talbot Mundy( Book )

13 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talbot Mundy was born William Lancaster Gribbon on April 23rd 1879 in London. After a particularly undistinguished record at Rugby School, he ran off to Germany and joined a circus. After his return, from Germany, he left Britain to work as a relief worker in Baroda in India, followed by further adventures in Africa, the Near East and the Far East. His initial inclination was to be a con artist, a confidence trickster and exploit other areas of petty criminality. However with a change of location to the United States and a near fatal mugging he decided that life as an upright citizen was now more to his liking. At age 29 he had decided on Talbot Mundy as a name and three years later in 1911 he began his writing career. Obviously late but it was still to be prodigious none the less. Many of his novels including his first 'Rung Ho!' and his most famous 'King - Of the Khyber Rifles are set during the British Raj in India. In early 1922, Mundy moved to San Diego, California and in late 1923 began writing perhaps his finest novel, Om, the Secret of Ahbor Valley. Whilst much of Talbot's early life was used in his work it seems he was not particularly proud to return to these places or indeed say to much more about his earlier escapades. Although his writing was to prove very popular over the years and has been revived on many occasions since his death it is fair to say that both his writing and his life were colourful. He married a number of times and still believed that his business dealings would make him very rich. However much of his life would not go as planned and it took several marriages in the hope of finding true happiness. His sixth wife, Dawn, gave birth to a girl on 26 February 1933 shortly after their return to England. Unfortunately the child died shortly after birth. Thereafter he wrote little but much of his work was republished and his name kept in print. On 5 August 1940 Talbot Mundy died from complications associated with diabetes
Black light by Talbot Mundy( Book )

10 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lion of Petra by Talbot Mundy( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I say sunrise by Talbot Mundy( Book )

10 editions published between 1947 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimgrim and Allah's peace by Talbot Mundy( Book )

12 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring James Schuyler Grim, better known as Jimgrim. Jimgrim is an American secret service agent employed by the British and stationed in the Mid-East. His adventures include protecting British interests against the French and other countries meddling in the region following World War I
Told in the East by Talbot Mundy( Book )

8 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Blood-red sun rested its huge disk upon a low mud wall that crested a rise to westward, and flattened at the bottom from its own weight apparently. A dozen dried-out false-acacia-trees shivered as the faintest puff in all the world of stifling wind moved through them; and a hundred thousand tiny squirrels kept up their aimless scampering in search of food that was not there
 
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King--of the Khyber rifles : a romance of adventure
Alternative Names
Gribbon, William Lancaster 1879-1940

Talbot Mundy Brits auteur (1879-1940)

Talbot Mundy écrivain britannique

Talbot Mundy englisch-US-amerikanischer Abenteurer, Autor und Theosoph

Talbot Mundy scrittore britannico

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Languages
English (312)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Arabic (1)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Tros of SamothraceOm : the secret of Ahbor ValleyThe winds of the worldRung ho!Guns of the gods : a story of Yasmini's youthHira Singh : when India came to fight in FlandersBlack lightI say sunrise